Love where I live. In the city had never that much contact with neighbors, but here, people borrow tools from each other, or give things, or ask you to join for dinner.



Door blending into the wall of barn. What do ya know? Ended up with 3 doors in this post! Norm from Thurs. Door will be happy:):)

A part of Amador County, along highway 49 was the famous Gold Rush area. Seat of the county is Jackson/Sutter Creek. The latter named after John Sutter,  the one who was pivotal in starting the business center in, what is now Sacamento (around 1850). So this county has old and entrepreneurial roots.
(Tue Treasure, Tue Texture, Thurs. Door, Fri Greens)






On a foggy trip I discovered it’s street side door …. (Thurs. Door





Not many reflections in a forest, so I’ll make one with my own door:)
(Thurs Door, Weekend Reflections)






Close up” Bloom -that what this county was known for – unfortunately after the Gold rush it has been much harder for people to get jobs here.
Found out that here and beyond this county many and a diversity of artists live here. My creativity certainly has bloomed, by the super sized paintings (more than The Cloud is to follow).
(ABC-Wed. – Close up, Fri Hunt: C)





You see her, across the street, looking like a statue…





Fri Hunt
Begins with: D : Door (above: 1. 2. 3)
Weeks Favorite: Bloom Bracelet
Close up: the bracelet


On a rainy or snowy days, a bouquet of flowers is even more welcoming





For a travel photo this week I choose Bradbury Dam, close to Santa Barbara, in Southern California.
Travel Tue,  Travel Photo Thurs.






Amazing skies here – thankful to live here.
Today there is still a sunset  …. ♥
(Sky Watch, Sat. Silhouette, Pink Sat.)



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62 Comments Add yours

  1. Love these! I love Amador County and all the Gold Rush towns along 49. We’re neighbors…I live in Sacramento!

    1. jesh stg says:

      Yes, I remember… I have a hard time finding your comment section on your blog:)

      1. Oh, it’s toward the bottom of the post.

  2. Carol says:

    Beautiful collection of photos

    1. jesh stg says:

      I keep forgetting I can write you from my own blog:) Now I’ve done this, maybe I’ll remember! Have a lovely week!

  3. Tamar says:

    There has been so much fog lately!

  4. ewok1993 says:

    I still remember road tripping to Amador and stopping at Sutter Creek for a bite. Beautiful part of the state.

    Worth a Thousand Words

  5. fun60 says:

    You can’t beat having good neighbours. Beautiful sunsets in your part of the world.

  6. yogiabb says:

    Great photos of a beautiful area!!

  7. ladyfi says:

    Lovely lovely! I adore those red buildings.

  8. Sallie says:

    All your pictures and words show us why you love living in Amador County. It really was a good move for you two. I’m usually not a fan of foggy days, but you made even the heavy fog seem like an adventure.

  9. Great barns, reflection, bracelet, and sky! It is gorgeous up there.

    1. jesh stg says:

      Thank you Deborah! Am still discovering new things – now especially with the snow! I realize that living on an unpaved road has its consequences! Two neighbors this week couldn’t get to the store, because of a fallen tree. One of them went back to get a chain saw and other neighbor to cut the tree, instead of waiting for help from outside:):)

      1. Probably have learned through past experience or from stories that it’s faster to do it yourselves. 🙂

        It’s great to have such a wonderful and supportive community!

  10. Lisa Isaacs says:

    That deer is so beautiful… and what a wonderful sky!

  11. Klara S says:

    Amazing sky, but I like the first photo the most. Have a good week.

  12. What a lovely place to live, I’d feel right at home. Thanks for your visit, I hope to see you again.

  13. Melody62 says:

    lovely collection for many memes…. also a view on your creativity

    Have a nice ABC-Wednesday / _ Week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc=w=team)
    (want to take a preview at the new url starting round 21 ?

  14. lesliebc says:

    Cool Collection of a variety of types of photos! Always a pleasure.

    abcw team

  15. Sharon says:

    The sunset photo is especially beautiful. This is a good representation of life in your neighborhood. I’m glad you’re happy there!

    1. jesh stg says:

      Life here is so different from Orange County! Even though it’s beautiful (am close to Yosemite Nat. park) here, it took some adjustment:)

  16. Nice shots! I thought the deer was a statue until I read what you wrote.

  17. Ruth says:

    Can you believe I have never been to Amador County? It is one of the areas of California I do not know at all. I have tons of brochures (taken at a Travel Show) and have to say the towns and natural areas look incredible. Hope I can visit soon. #OurWorldTuesday

  18. Roger Green says:

    Looks COLD out!

  19. Ros Crawford says:

    Wonderful photos for our prompt! What a gorgeous place … So peaceful and at one with nature …Thanks so much for sharing with us at OBW!!

  20. narami says:

    Oh my jesh, so lovely! I love what you said about people sharing in your neighbourhood and that bracelet is BEAUTIFUL! Thanks so much for sharing your post with us!

    1. jesh stg says:

      Thank you Narami -am very thankful to be living here:)

  21. Felicia says:

    love that red barn.

  22. Very interesting post… this is a new area to me but looks wonderful and boy your windows are clean…. Michelle

  23. Lovely reflection and “bloom”.

  24. I love red barnes. We have one down the street from my house and every time I pass it brings so much joy to me. Love the bracelet. Have a great weekend!

  25. Beautiful landscape, handsome barns, AND a feeling of community – lucky you. 🙂

    1. jesh stg says:

      Yes, am very thankful! Also, they are at the same time very respectful of privacy (I think I told you that many are veterans?)

  26. Norm 2.0 says:

    A mini-festival of doors this week – nicely done 🙂

  27. I’ve spent some lovely afternoons wine tasting and wondering around some cute little towns in Amador County. Lucky you for living there!

    1. jesh stg says:

      Thank you! It makes being retired easy (easier than in Orange County where we lived before).Retirement for me was a hard adjustment!
      Love that the vineyards give it a special atmosphere:)

  28. Eileen says:

    Hello, wonderful series. Love the deer and pretty sky shot. The flowers and bracelet are pretty.
    Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

  29. You live in such a beautiful place, Jesh, how lovely to have deer wander in so close to your home. I love that big red barn, too.

    1. jesh stg says:

      That red barn is about the only red that is close by:)

  30. Andrea says:

    If i were there, i will also love that place, as you described in your first paragraph. That is how people in my province are, still partly like that until now. We even ask some salt or sugar when we ran out of it.

  31. treadway says:

    A great series of shots…I really liked the reflective one.

    1. jesh stg says:

      Thank you! Can’t wait till you do a post:):)

  32. Peter B says:

    Beautiful sky, and you gotta love that rural neighbor hospitality!!

  33. Michelle says:

    I will agree with you about living in the country. Nothing quite like it for peace and being around caring people. Also LOVE that bracelet. Thanks for linking up today!

  34. It is good to remember the past. It is good to be in the present moment. It is what it is. Enjoyed the cyber tour very much. Have a great week-end.

  35. budgettraveltalk says:

    I did have to have a second look to see if she was a statue or not. Great Shot and thanks for linking up with Nancie’s Travel Photo Thursday.

  36. Eileen says:

    Hello, wonderful post and photos. I love your deer critter. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  37. Very nice post, Jesh! Didn’t know that you were a distant neighbor (I’m in the SF Bay Area). My retired friend lives in Pioneer and we visited her country home several times and the wineries in Amador County in the past but not for a few years now. If your gallery is open to the public I would be interested in seeing your work if I get up that way; maybe I can convince Deborah to do a photo expedition up that way, too since it is beautiful country!

    1. jesh stg says:

      A great idea Gordon! Knew that you knew SF well, but not where you lived. Since we don’t know this area very well yet, I had no idea how far away you could be living!
      Jacob (hubby) is at the moment making cabinets for paintings in the studio/barn (it’s big, but wouldn’t call it a gallerie), so it’s a mess right now. Asked him how long it would take – he says about 6 weeks.
      Like to meet your friend in P. – does she have a vineyard?
      Please let me know a week in advance when you see the opportunity to come – appreciate your interest!

      1. Hi Jesh, just read your reply. My friend that lives in Pioneer doesn’t own a winery but she drinks enough to keep the wineries in business 😉
        I’m heading for my old hometown, Honolulu, to visit my mother so not sure when I’ll get up that way but perhaps sometime this year. Will let you know in advance. Thanks.

      2. jesh stg says:

        Have a great time with your mother!

  38. James says:

    Wonderful shots! The reflection is really cool!

  39. DeniseinVA says:

    Great photos, loved the bloom beads especially.

  40. scotiaspinner says:

    Great pictures as always. I love the sunset shot, especially. The red barn looks cozy and welcoming – I think my sheep would love it there.

  41. jMo says:

    Yeah, that is an amazing sunset, a delicate one. I thought the doe was a statue as well. So many of them around here but haven’t seen any on my street for awhile which means they’ll jump out of nowhere when you least expect it. There is something about the slope of the roof in the first pic I just love.

  42. Mitzi says:

    Lovely….lovely…oh so lovely! Wonderful images!

  43. Teresa says:

    Lovely series of images. Love the first shot of the barn. The deer does look like a statue. Pretty flowers too. Thanks for joining Friday’s Hunt. Sorry I’m so late visiting this week.

    1. jesh stg says:

      It’s okay, Teresa, I know you are teaching and have the farm – there are only 24 hrs. in a day:):)

  44. Beautiful images, Jesh, and the sunset silhouettes photo is stunning!
    Thank you for taking part in the Saturday Silhouettes meme.

  45. jammy7000 says:

    What a wonderful atmospheric and evocative entry, Jesh! I loved your photos and words.
    Thanks for taking part in the Travel Tuesday meme.

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